PANT FIT & SEW WORKSHOP RETREAT • WASHINGTON
Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method for fitting pant patterns in this pant fitting and sewing workshop—we fit you, then teach you to fit yourself!
The price includes four nights’ accommodations at Makers Hideaway Retreat Center, all meals, beverages, and snacks.
This is an All-Inclusive Fitting Retreat at Makers Hideaway.
This class will help you master fitting and sewing any pant pattern
COVID-19 PROTOCOL: Workshops in this location require attendees to provide proof of a COVID vaccination. The situation can change. Check in with your instructor about any additional requirements, such as masking.
Four nights’ accommodations at Makers Hideaway Retreat Center, all meals, beverages, and snacks are included.
Check in to Makers Hideaway on the afternoon of the first day, with a welcome and introduction at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and an evening slide presentation. Classes end at 3:00 pm on the fifth day.
Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. We will show you pant styles from our wardrobe. Then we will take you shopping to show you the easiest to fit pant fabrics that have good fit and sew qualities.
We will measure your hip and determine your size. We will fit you in tissue and then show you how to alter it for your figure. You will then cut it out in fabric. We will demonstrate the invisible zipper and show you how to pin the pants together for fabric-fitting to tweak the fit on both sides of your body. You will sew the pant, learning a non-roll waistband or elastic band, how to finish seams, and a professional hem.
Now you can choose to fit a different style pant such as one with a fly front, trouser pockets, or a no-side seam pant. We will share with you how similar all the pattern companies are, not how different they are. If you have full thighs in one or a dropped derriere, you will have it in the others. This will EMPOWER you to sew any pattern design you choose and make it fit.
We include the latest Palmer/Pletsch pant-fit pattern, Butterick B6845.
The six women in the photo at the right all started with a size 16 pattern based on hip measurement. What makes them look different is height and waist size. Taller can have the same hip measurement and look slimmer. It’s a scale thing.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY — PANT FIT TEACHER TRAINING
At selected times during the pant fit and sew workshop retreat you will spend time fitting others in a variety of styles of pants so that you will be confident when you are on your own at home. The Palmer/Pletsch instructor at your location will be there observing, helping, and available to answer questions if you get stuck. You will also receive a download with camera-ready handouts for your classes, slides and a script for teaching Fit, a variety of slide presentations in Power Point which allows you to rearrange slides for any length presentation, class format ideas, sample promotional flyers and marketing materials. You will also be able to order the Palmer/Pletsch Butterick basic pant fit pattern at a reduced price for use in your classes. Includes lunch, professional camera-ready materials, and download of digital slides with script. The value of the slides alone is over $1,000. The price of the class is $195. NOTE: Teacher Training can only be taken if you are also registered for the pant workshop.
NOTE: Teacher Training can only be taken if you are also registered for this workshop.
TAKE PANT FIT AGAIN!
On your first return visit to the pant workshop you can fit and sew for FOUR straight days. You might want to try our latest no-gap vertical welt pocket. We’ve developed great instructions. It adds time, so we don’t recommend it for your first pant workshop. If you want to learn to fit and sew jeans, we suggest our Jeans That Fit workshops in Portland or Michigan, our new book, Fit & Sew Custom Jeans, and/or get Marta Alto’s Jeans for Real People DVD or streaming video.
Each time you return to Pant, you’ll build on your fitting and sewing skills, and new challenges in details and/or design will be added. You will love sewing with the experts as they guide you to fitting and sewing beautiful pants. If you teach pant fit, you will see even more body shapes and improve your skill in fitting others. You’ll become a master in pants!
The Book You’ll Want to Have—Pants for Real People Second Edition —
Updated in 2019
by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto
Forget the fitting shell! Toss the tape measure after taking just one measurement! Now, with just the hip measurement and the help of Pants for REAL People, by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto, women of all sizes, shapes, and ages can try on the tissue-paper pattern to see how to fit the pants they sew. Tissue-fitting, a technique devised and perfected by Palmer/Pletsch over three decades of hands-on teaching, has never before appeared in print for pants. 192 pages.
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